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History & History-related items

City Attractions

Community events.


Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Orrville is approximately 213 (2006), 204 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 103 (1990), 88 (2010).
The amount of land area in Orrville is 2.679 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Orrville is 1.03 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Orrville to Washington DC is 750 miles.
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 57 miles. (as the crow flies)
Orrville is positioned 32.30 degrees north of the equator and 87.24 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Orrville elevation is 190 feet above sea level.
Orrville per capita income is $ 15,418 (2000).
Orrville median income is $ 27,500 (2005).
The Orrville median home price is $ 63,200 (2005).


in central Alabama about 65 miles from Tuscaloosa and about 67 miles from Montgomery. Other nearby communities include Safford, Alberta, Sardis, Selma, Selmont - West Selmont, Hamburg, Carlowville and Craig-Tyler.
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History & History Related Items

Orrville was named for local mill owneer, James F. Orr.
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Jimmy Ellis aka, Orion
Orrville was home to singer Jimmy Ellis known as ORION. His music still continues to please and entertain fans around the world today. Current music releases have given way to a best selling boxset for BearFamily Records located in Germany. Orion/Jimmy Ellis continues as a music legend as the man who had the voice of a king.

Jimmy Ellis owned and operated several business inthe Orrville area. Sadly, Jimmy Ellis and Elaine Thompson were murdered in Jimmy's Pawn Shop on December 12, 1998.

Home of the Antique Tractor, Car, Gas Engine and Craft Show held each year in November.
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Orrville Community Events

November each year
West Dallas Antique Tractor, Car, Gas Engine and Craft Show
Held each year in early November and sponsored by the Orrville Volunteer Fire Department.
Antique and Classic Cars will be judge.
Music, wagon rides, cake walk and sale, petting zoo, food, displays and more.
Bring your chairs and spend the day!
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The population of Orrville was:
1990 - 234
2000 - 230
2006 - 213

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 103
2000- 118

Median age:
2000 - 43.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 28,571
2005 - $ 27,500

Median house value:
2000 - $ 63,300
2005 - $ 63,200

Orrville is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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